The desire to travel is calling, take a trip across the ditch to your friendly neighbours in New Zealand for the ultimate holiday. Queenstown is an adventure playground home to adrenaline activities, incredible sights & winter sports. Test out your abilities with bungy jumping, white water rafting, sky diving, jet boating and more or if thrill seeking is not for you, explore slightly calmer activities like hiking, bike riding, wine tours, boat cruises & wellness activities.
Top 10 Experiences:
Discover Queenstown from above in New Zealand’s steepest gondola, with Skyline Gondola’s be amazed by the stunning views and landscapes from 450 metres in the air. Once you reach the top enjoy panoramic views, a drink at the bar, a delicious lunch or even take a thrilling luge ride as you zoom through an 800m track.
Unwind & relax at the Onsen hot pools, providing you with the opportunity to experience their boutique retreat & day spa. Situated amongst the cliffs enjoy the breath-taking views of Shotover River whist indulging in a complimentary snack & drink. The Onson hot pools can be accessed during the day or by night, followed by a professional face or body massage.
Embrace your heart pounding and legs shaking as you bungee jump, zip swing or tandem swing off Kawarau Bridge the worlds first bungy jump dating back to 1988. With a variety of thrill-seeking options for ages 10 years and above, there is something for every budget. Go home raving about your experience as this is a once and a lifetime opportunity.
Embark on a journey through remarkable landscapes taking in the scenery of Milford Sounds, Alpine Lakes, mountain ranges, lush rainforests & the Divide. Do not forget your camera on this experience as the views are spectacular of Queenstown & its surrounds.
Recreate the award-winning movie the Lord of The Rings at some of the spectacular movie sets situated in Queenstown’s country region. With small group tours suitable for all ages, four-wheel drive through the valleys taking in the history, scenery, props and costumes.
Get up close to Milford Sounds, a unique wilderness area apart of the Fiordland National Park just a short drive from Queenstown. Take a day cruise for excellent viewing opportunities of the lush waterfalls, glaciers & cliffs, all from the comfort of the vessel’s observation lounge or viewing deck. Depending on the time of year you can even spot remarkable wildlife such as seals, penguins & dolphins.
Still searching for extra thrills & adventure, white water raft your way down the famous Shotover River taking in the rugged landscape of the beautiful Skippers Canyon. Tackle 6 rapids before you enter the tunnel of darkness to than drop into a cascade rapid to finish off. Never experienced white water rafting before? Fear no more as Queenstown has a variety of calm waters to thundering rapids to suit everyone.
Surround yourself in Queenstown’s picturesque canyons as your driver puts the acceleration to the max, with high speed spins and turns the Shotover Jet is the most exhilarating adventure like no other. Hold on tight and enjoy the combination of scenery & high thrill adventure.
Home to the best ski fields in New Zealand, Queenstown offers 4 spectacular ski fields showcasing quality snow and ski resorts. Perfect for all ages and abilities enjoy an unforgettable holiday amongst the snowy mountain ranges between June & October. Hire your ski gear in downtown Queenstown for easy access to shops, dinning, ski passes and more.
Eat & drink your way around Gibbston Valley Winery by taste testing premium wines, touring the largest wine cave and bistro-style restaurant. Gibbston Valley Winery offers you the experience to learn facts about the cave, hire a bike, relax at the lodge & spa, or taste the award-winning wines. A daily shuttle service is also available to & from Queenstown and Gibbston Valley for your convenience.
Where to Eat & Drink:
Queenstown presents some of the best cafés, restaurants, bars & take-away joints in New Zealand paired with its bustling nightlife.